PORTLAND, Ore. – A man wanted in connection with the assault of a Broadway Cab driver and theft of the taxi turned himself in to police.
Ronald William Heasley, 42, told the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office that he had seen his picture on Crime Stoppers and decided to give himself up.
Crime Stoppers had been offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Heasley, who had been identified as a suspect in the crime.
Just after 9 p.m. on June 4, a taxi driver was stopped on the Morrison Bridge when a man ran up to the cab, jumped into the passenger seat and assaulted the driver.
The driver got out of the cab to defend himself and the man then got behind the wheel and drove away. There were three passengers, all of whom were able to get out safely before the man stole the taxi. Police tracked down the taxi in Vancouver several hours later
Heasley is facing charges of third-degree robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.